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attractive

at·trac·tive

attractive

 
pronunciation:
traek tihv
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having qualities that attract people.
She has a very attractive smile.It's an attractive garden with flowers of many colors.
similar words:
magnetic, pretty
derivations: attractively (adv.), attractiveness (n.)
Word Parts
The word attractive contains the following parts:
-ive, -ative Latin adjective-forming suffix that means tending to, connected with, or performing
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The suffix -ive , -ative turns Latinate verb bases into adjectives. Many adjectives ending in -ive , -ative have corresponding noun forms ending in -ity (objective , objectivity) or -ion (effusive , effusion).